Sanders Campaign Manager: We Must Elect Clinton


Published 07/25 2016 11:42AM

Updated 07/25 2016 11:42AM

Former Bernie Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver tells CNN’s “New Day” that despite the DNC email leak, Democrats must move forward and elect Hillary Clinton as president.

“Well you know you could say suspect, I think we long knew it based on how we were treated during the campaign and I think for everybody else in the world this was really bringing it out in black and white but look this happened, we knew it happened then now is the time to go forward,” said Weaver. “The thing to do now is elect Hillary Clinton and defeat Donald Trump, that's what we have to do.”

National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday she is stepping down as chairwoman of the DNC at the end of the party’s convention, which kicked-off Monday.

The leaks, from January 2015 to May 2016, feature Democratic staffers debating everything from how to deal with challenging media requests to coordinating the committee's message with other powerful interests in Washington.

The emails were leaked from the accounts of seven DNC officials, Wikileaks said. CNN has not independently established the emails' authenticity.

The emails could boost Sanders supporters' charge that the DNC was biased toward Clinton -- a position Sanders himself underscored when he endorsed Wasserman Schultz's primary opponent in her Florida congressional race.


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